The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced the finalists for 2018, narrowed down to just 41 from over 2000 quality entries. “The standard of imagery, regarding quality of the photography, goes up and up every year,” Tom Sullum, one of the founders of the awards, told Bored Panda. “The humor remains as brilliant each year, with new funny animals that we haven't seen represented before being featured.”

Anyone can enter the competition with their funny pictures, and Tom says that the wildlife photographers are a mix of around 30% professional and 70% amateur, which makes for a broader variety of animals photographed. The message that the organizers want to promote is one of wildlife conservation. “Our strong belief here at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is that the smallest thing can help conservation,” Tom explained. “By following Born Free on social media you have made one positive step. By supporting them financially, you make another big step. By sharing our posts, by buying the book, by keeping the conversation going... all these things help raise the issues of wild animal conservation.”

“In 20 years some researchers estimate that elephants may well be gone from East Africa. Lions would be the next to follow. It is pretty grim reading, so ultimately we think the smallest snowflake could help turn into the biggest snowball. We just need to create lots of snowflakes!”

The winners of the various categories, as well as the overall best picture winner, will be announced at the awards night at Foyles, in Charing Cross, London on November 15th. The overall winner is judged by an expert panel to have a mix of the best technical excellence, together with the most entertaining content and caption. Who do you think it will be? You can vote for your own favorite in the Affinity Photo People's Choice Award, all voters will be put in the hat to win an Ipad!

So scroll down below to have a few belly laughs at the cheeky animals, get voting, check out the new book and contribute to raising awareness about animal conservation! Or maybe you'll get inspired in photographing wildlife yourself!

More info: Website | Facebook | Born Free | Book | People's Choice Award

#1

Wildlife Photograbear

Wildlife Photograbear

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

"Photograbear?"...You can do better than that

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#2

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

"Wooah there, everybody just calm down!"

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#3

Happy

Happy

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Denis
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2 years ago

"And then the hooman said: please don't eat me"

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#4

Rhinopeacock 4

Rhinopeacock 4

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Rose mary
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2 years ago

He got a beautiful tutu

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#5

Split

Split

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Jean-Claude van Squirrel

Michelle Chung
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2 years ago

A Kung fu Squirrel.

Gabby M
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2 years ago

lol Great now I have that song stuck in my head....Everybody was kung fu fighting..... sighs

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Lady Perkele
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2 years ago

Pee in a public restroom

Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

Just some casual morning yoga

glowworm2
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2 years ago

This one is adorable!

Shirin Kamer
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2 years ago

The flying circus is back.

BusLady
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2 years ago

Seen this one before. I always think of Cirque du Soleil.

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Vicki Conrad
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2 years ago

Wow,wow why is it moving,help!

Melody Lanzatella
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2 years ago

This is one of Geert's photos!!!

Rambo creativity
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1 year ago

So funny 😁

Nancy Bernard
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1 year ago

That's a great photo! Should be higher than what it scored.

Jennifer Raffaelli
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1 year ago

Brings me back to using my childhood door frame and climbing to the top! I new I'd seen this pose before! lol!

Emilyna-rose Holme
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1 year ago

Flexible yoga instructor

Eric Spence
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2 years ago

For some reason I have a splitting headache after looking at this one!

Lynne Hales
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2 years ago

Fabulous!

Pita Frog
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2 years ago

"Get BACK! ISaid!"

Liam Troncalli
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2 years ago

I've found my berries!

Amy Randolph
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2 years ago

This seems like a set up to a “deez nuts” joke....

Mariah Paige Lillian Beane
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2 years ago

Can you do this?

Janice Cartwright
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2 years ago

The Squirrel (yoga)

Janice Cartwright
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2 years ago

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Jennifer Brekke
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2 years ago

Nom-aste

Laci Hollis
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2 years ago

dang how can you do that

Joann Barry
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2 years ago

Ok, quit moving, will ya?

Jeannie Chesser
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2 years ago

Help, someone. Please help me. It is starting to hurt my muscles .

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Tammy Chapman
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2 years ago

I love this one, it's just too cute. Adorable.

Horselover.Amy
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2 years ago

Such flexibility!

Jacque Place
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2 years ago

Maybe he/she is eating a split-pea

Michael Grosvenor
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2 years ago

Why hello there, ladies. Looking for nuts?

Sheila Shaffer
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2 years ago

"oh nuts"

LadyGrimm
Community Member
2 years ago

Cirque du Squirrelei

Diana Hockley
Community Member
2 years ago

How totally cute! Circ de Soleil would be proud!!!

Joy Layton-Winterberg
Community Member
2 years ago

Yoga 101

Bonnie Barnard
Community Member
2 years ago

Hold onto ya nuts.

Tamzin Arthur
Community Member
2 years ago

hiiiyaaaaa!!

Adonai Michel
Community Member
2 years ago

lol

Jaguarundi
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2 years ago

Squirrel de Solei.

Polasit Tiemsak
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey ! Wake up and do something.

Staci bigBolden
Community Member
2 years ago

These nuts <3

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh fuzzy nuts!

PandaMan
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2 years ago

Do I look fabulous or what?!

Madonna Rose
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2 years ago

Look Out Las Vegas...Here I Come

Amanda Hunter
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2 years ago

Precarious!

Matthew Corey
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2 years ago

"And now, ... for the gold, ... I'll do a double summersault !!!"

Linda Christian
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2 years ago

Just airing it out

Bladrim
Community Member
2 years ago

where were my nuts again?

Pradeep M
Community Member
2 years ago

Master shifu: It takes years of training to do a full split. Squirrel: Oh please 🙄

Ralph Spooner
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2 years ago

UH OH! I gotta sneeze!

Lois Fitzpatrick
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2 years ago

Being careful of his nuts

Mary Ann Lanier
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2 years ago

How’d I get here?...

cwa92464
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2 years ago

Everybody was kungfoo fighting!!

Jeanie Pantaleo
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2 years ago

Gee whiz, how was I suppose to know this would happen?

ThatJeremyKid
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2 years ago

She's just doing this to get through tree-nut processing school...

Nikki D
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2 years ago

Is that a really tiny squirrel, or a huge plant?

Karen Dyer
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2 years ago

My flower yoga pose.

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
2 years ago

If I were a Bird

Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

Those guys were fast as lightning

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#6

Mother Returned From Her Parents Meeting From School

Mother Returned From Her Parents Meeting From School

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

Child-bearing can be tough...

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#7

Have A Headache

Have A Headache

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Cat
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2 years ago

"honey, just don't..."

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#8

The Black Skimmer Gang

The Black Skimmer Gang

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Jenna Bois
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2 years ago

I wonder when their album drops.

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#9

Hot Kiss

Hot Kiss

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

That's an amazing photo! Love the different fin shapes

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#10

Drive Safe

Drive Safe

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

The bear can read and is stopping for a bus?

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#11

Peek A Boo

Peek A Boo

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

irritable owl syndrome

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#12

Crouching Tiger Peeking Moose

Crouching Tiger Peeking Moose

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Sarah
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2 years ago

… Every breath you take - Every moose you make - Every bond you break...I'll be watching you.

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#13

Yoga Bear

Yoga Bear

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

Downward dog? sideward panda.

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#14

Cheeky

Cheeky

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

"Oh that's Dave...we dont talk to Dave"

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#15

The People Are Back

The People Are Back

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

Winnie managed to get his head stuck in the honey pot again.

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#16

Bullies

Bullies

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GlassOfWater
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2 years ago

Lmao looks like Gerald from Finding Dory

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#17

This Is Sparta

This Is Sparta

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Samantha Comerford
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2 years ago

Hiiii YA !

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#18

Tango

Tango

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Daria B
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2 years ago

Daaaaaancing bears, paaaaaaainted wings... Things I almost... remeeeeeeember... ♬♪

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#19

Astonished Lemur

Astonished Lemur

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

*in a posh accent* "Oh, how dare you!"

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#20

Flying Hyena

Flying Hyena

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

You think flying monkeys are bad Dorthy? Check this out.

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